Transradial Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.
- Sasko Kedev
- Interventional cardiology clinics
Despite the similar extent of epicardial coronary artery disease and procedural success, women have been noted to have a twofold higher incidence of in-hospital mortality and vascular complications than men undergoing coronary artery stenting. This analysis of 1,908 women from a pooled data set of 6,186 patients is the largest reported series of prospectively collected data from the contemporary stent era. This study demonstrates that stenting can be performed in women with excellent acute results with no age-independent increase in short- or long-term mortality compared with men, although with a significantly higher risk of vascular complications.